Monday, December 26, 2022

"It's never too late"...


Oak leaves blanket the ground, as the sun's shadows become longer.

Yet, a small pine tree lights up the forest at the end of the day.

It doesn't take much to light-up your part of the world. 

Plant a tree. It's never too late.


Conway, Arkansas.

Photo #IM5_7981bw.


Saturday, December 10, 2022

"Nature's Carpet"...


 "Nature's Carpet"

A unique perspective on the variety of fall color timing and diversity of trees. This is a view of trees of Petit Jean State Park in the background with Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge in the foreground.

Photo # K03_1680-84.


Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Opening...

 "The Opening"



There are times when the day may seem dark, dismal or dreary. Oftentimes, if you're patient, a ray of light may be all you need to see something beautiful that can change your day.


Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

Photo # IM5_7888abws.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"Tree of Tranquility"...

The simplicity of this photograph keeps stealing my attention. The high contrast of the cloudy, but bright sky against the tree with leaves holding on, all the while a Bald Eagle pauses for an extended time.

Comments welcome.



Bald Eagle (adult), Haliaeetus leucocephalus.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

Photo # K03_1487-88.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Ghostly Intensity...

 "Ghostly Intensity"



The Northern Harrier (aka Marsh Hawk), Circus hudsonius, is a rather unique hawk. The shape of their face allows for acute hearing and aids in the location of prey. This raptor has long wings and tail, allowing incredible maneuvering. The adult male is also known as the "Gray Ghost", having grey feathers on top with bright white below. Watching this raptor hunt on the wing is an incredible sight.


I cropped this photograph so you can see the intensity of his glare towards me. Very intense.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, AR.

Photo # K03_1507c.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

"GT3 Touring"...


 



My intent of this photograph is to relay the elegance and purity of the Porsche 911 GT3 tamed in the Touring package. To show it as it is - art in a simple form.
The "Touring" is a package option that has no fixed spoiler, offering the look and design of the classic, original 911, yet the benefits of the GT3.

Porsche Palooza 2021
Photo # K02_7722-30bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp
 

Monday, September 5, 2022

"Quiet Moments"...

Occasionally, there are moments when walking in the woods, the sun peeks through the trees, and the forest is quiet. It may not seem like much at the moment, but those can be the moments we most cherish.



Forest abstract, Arkansas.

Photo # IM5_7735b.